Spanish tomato bread with jamón Serrano

Spanish tomato bread with jamón Serrano

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 10-12 with other dishes

These tasty tapas snacks are ready in just 5 minutes, the perfect accompaniment for a drinks party

Nutrition and extra info


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  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • salt
  • pepper



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 20 slices of baguette
  • 5-6 slices Serrano ham


  1. Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic clove, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge until needed.

  2. To serve, toast 20 slices of baguette. Spoon a little tomato topping on to each piece of toast. Tear 5-6 slices of jamón Serrano into pieces and put one piece on each slice of bread.

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Powerserge100's picture
14th May, 2020
I liked how easy this was compared to other pan con tomate recipes. No need to grate tomatoes etc.
mrsliz's picture
21st Apr, 2019
I made this as part of a tapas spread without the ham. Instead of toasting the bread, I drizzled it with olive oil and baked it for 5 minutes in a hot oven. Everyone loved the garlicky tomato topping!
1st Jan, 2017
Simple and tasty, made for a New Year's Eve tapas night
31st Jan, 2015
Lovely with, or without, the ham. Used more oil (rubbed oil into olive bread) and baked at 180 deg for 5-6 mins! Yumbo!! :)
17th Jul, 2014
Totally agree with Anirac's comment!!!! And in Spain the hem to be eaten in iberian ham not Serrano, it's something different one from the other. Check this for information about all types of Spanish ham: This way to rubber the tomato is tipical from Catalonia, and it's done with tosted sliced of bread and you can rubber before the tomato a little of garlic!!!! It's delicious but... with Iberian ham, not Serrano ham!
8th Jul, 2014
Made as part of tapas for a dinner party, really simple yet delicious. Quite garlic-y, but not overpoweringly so. Used parma ham, as that's all I could get, but worked fine.
27th May, 2014
Excellent recipe
16th Aug, 2013
18th May, 2013
healthy food, here first toast the sliced of bread, after pass garlic in the toasted bread, and grate the tomatoes passing strainer just to take pulp of tomatoe, and not the water. Put on the top the spanish ham. The secret is election a good tomatoe (normally it´s easy to find in summer, is the season, also you can find all year), and spanish ham, possibly "iberian ham", do you can apreciatte foot it´s black no white.
28th Jan, 2013
This is my go to recipe when i need to feed a crowd. It's perfect as a starter for an informal summer get together. It's delicious and easy. I like it topped with parmesan cheese.


21st May, 2020
can you freeze the tomato mix or how long will it last for in fridge?
lulu_grimes's picture
22nd May, 2020
Hello, This would taste freshest if you eat it on the same day but you could leave it overnight - the garlic flavour might get stronger. Lulu
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